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Welcome back to a brand new school year! I hope you've all had a wonderful break. You will find everything you need to know to help prepare you and your child on this class page. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We have lots of fun-filled activities planned and I very much look forward to an exciting and successful year!

 

 

Year 6 Teacher: Mr Morgan

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Adams, Mrs Williams, Mrs Maunder, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Rowan

Weekly PPA Cover: Health & Well-being and Religious Education (P.E. and RE) to be delivered on Friday (covered by Mr D Smith and Miss V Fletcher)  

Schoop - the school ID is 17699. Make sure you change your settings to receive Year 6 notifications.

Twitter - https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm Follow @StDavidsCiWPrm for regular whole school updates. Search #stdavidsciwyr6 to find content specific for our class.

Office Telephone: 02920 734308

Email: Email Mr Morgan directly on year6@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

                                                                            

 

Some key things to remember for our return:

  • Tuesday 1st September will be a staff training day in preparation for the new academic year.
  • Children in years 1 to 6 will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September. 
  • Year 6 drop off times are 8.30am and 8:40am and pick up times are 3.00pm and 3:10pm until further notice.Please refer to your letters from Mr Norman before the summer. 
  • You will need to wear school uniform 
  • You will need to bring a healthy packed lunch (our school canteen is closed until September 14th)
  • You will need to bring a healthy snack (fruit or veg)
  • You will need to bring a bottle of water (labelled with your name)
  • You will be provided with your own set of stationery.
  • You will be dropped off by your parents at the main front gate where a member of staff will guide you to your new Year 6 classroom 
  • When you arrive at school you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • You will be back in class with all your class mates and you will be sat in rows facing forwards.
  • At the end of the day, a member of staff will lead you down to the main gate where you will be collected by your parents.

 

 

PE - Our P.E. slot will be on Fridays. Your child will need black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt or house coloured T-shirt and trainers.  I will inform children of any one-off changes to PE days and will send a Schoop message to you as far in advance as possible. More information to be confirmed

Lunches - Our school canteen will remain closed until September 14th. Please make sure you bring a healthy packed lunch with you every day until further notice. You will also need a  bottle of water, labelled clearly with your name. When school dinners resume,  as we are a cashless school, dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay.

Snack -  Usually, a healthy fruit snack is available for each child for £1.50 per week or £10.50 per term (to be paid via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings). However, we are currently unable to offer this as an option due to our Covid19 regulations. Therefore, we are asking that children bring their own healthy snack (fresh fruit or vegetables) until further notice. 

 

 

Spring Term 

4th January - Blended Learning Begins

 

Please note: some dates may change and more events will be added throughout the year.

Any date changes will be communicated via Schoop, newsletter or on this page.

Our Learning this half term will focus on Welsh Myths and Legends, focussing on 'Blodeuwedd' from the Mabinogi. 

Meet the Teacher Presentation

Here are some of Our Drawings of Mr Morgan!

Google Classroom - Parents Guide

Google For Education - Blended and Distance Learning at St David's CIW

Here's our video guide to Google Classroom.

Medium Term Planning - Spring 2021

Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Wednesday.

Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week.

There will also be a termly homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework grid. 

Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc. 

There will be a celebration at the end of November sharing all of your fantastic home learning! 

 

Spring Term Homework Planner

Topic Homework Planner - Choose One a Week alongside your Literacy or Numeracy homework

Reading - Reading is an extremely important part of your child's learning. We will take every opportunity to try and listen to your child read throughout the week, therefore, we would kindly ask that you ensure your child's reading book and diary are returned to school and are available on a daily basis. Pupils will also take part in group guided reading sessions everyday, where we will look at specific reading skills. Please try and support your child in reading every evening, encouraging them to read aloud and to complete their reading record each time they read

Spelling - Children will have weekly spelling sessions in school which will focus on a new spelling pattern. Children are encouraged to use these spelling patterns in lessons throughout the curriculum. We will not carry out weekly spelling tests. We will send spelling lists home for children to practise and in class we will be completing spelling activities and games which are designed to help reinforce the spelling patterns.

 

 


Our school Christian Value this term is Perseverance
 

This term in school we will be focussing on the value Perseverance. We will be hearing stories about being thankful from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too. 

Very little that is really worthwhile in life can be achieved without perseverance. An athlete may train for years before they are ready to compete at the highest level. A musician must practice every day, sometimes for hours at a time, if they are to really master their instrument.

• How would each family member rate themselves on a scale of 1 - 10 at perseverance?

• Can you give an example of something you have achieved by determined perseverance?

• Is there a skill that you think you could improve with perseverance?

 

This week's VIP is Jack Griffiths for being an excellent role model! Bendigedig!


  'Real PE'

Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.

Jasmine - your real learning platform, provides 1000s of hours of fun activities and challenges that will help you to keep your children and family fit and healthy in the coming months.

 

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@stdavidsci-1.com
Password:  stdavidsci
 

  Activities and Games to learn Additional Languages

https://www.languagenut.com/en-gb/

Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages!

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

 

Internet Safety

For information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/key-information/primary-learners/

 

  Year 6 Hwb Class

Please stay connected to the Hwb class that you joined in Year 5 as this will become renamed as the Year 6 Hwb class. 

All children will need their HWB log in to access our Home Learning Online Classroom. Your child should have brought these home. 

Please email year6@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password. 

This Hwb class will be used for a mixture of home and school based activities, and will be used again if another unplanned school closure is required. 


All home learning can be completed in the green homework book.

 

 

Other Useful Websites

https://mathsbot.com/ - Great for online visual manipulatives

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum

 

https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games

 

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges